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Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. — Alfred Hitchcock

Ah, Wilderness!

By Eugene O’Neill Directed by Natalie Abrahami at the Young Vic on 20 May 2015 Eugene O’Neill’s warmest, most delightful play is an authentic portrait of a Connecticut childhood — complete with moonlit beaches, firecrackers, booze and a powerfully dark undertow. … Continue reading

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Macbeth

By William Shakespeare Directed by Benjamin Blyth Presented by Malachite Theatre at the Rose Playhouse on 19 May 2015 In 1590 the future King of England, James VI of Scotland, sailed to Copenhagen to marry the Danish Princess Anne. Their return … Continue reading

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A Mad World My Masters

By Thomas Middleton Adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter Directed by Sean Foley Presented by the RSC and the English Touring Theatre at the Barbican on 5 May 2015 Transported to the seedy surroundings of 1950s Soho, Thomas Middleton’s wickedly … Continue reading

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King Lear

By William Shakespeare Directed by Benjamin Blyth Presented by Malachite Theatre at the Rose Playhouse on 24 April 2015 The aged King Lear has had a long and peaceful reign, but he has no living male heir. In dividing the kingdom … Continue reading

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Emperor and Galilean

By Henrik Ibsen Directed by Jonathan Kent Adapted by Ben Power Presented by the National Theatre on 10 June 2011 and 29 July 2011 A 7 p.m. start means serious theatre. We sat in the middle of the front row of the … Continue reading

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The Feast at Solhaug

By Henrik Ibsen Directed and adapted by Mark Ewbank from the translation by W. Archer and M. Morrison Presented by Ottisdotter Productions at Barons Court Theatre on 22 April 2015 Never before performed in English, Henrik Ibsen’s The Feast at Solhaug becomes the … Continue reading

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Each His Own Wilderness

By Doris Lessing Directed by Paul Miller Presented by the Orange Tree Theatre on 17 April 2015 These people talk about politics with all the passionate intensity other people reserve for sex. It’s 1958. Tony, back from National Service disillusioned and dissatisfied, finds his … Continue reading

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Death of a Salesman

By Arthur Miller Directed by Gregory Doran Presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 15 April 2015 In the land of the free, each man is in charge of his own destiny. Willy Loman knows and cherishes this … Continue reading

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Love’s Sacrifice

By John Ford Directed by Matthew Dunster Presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre on 14 April 2015 Struck by love at first sight, the Duke of Pavia has married the beautiful Bianca. But he’s not the only one who … Continue reading

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Oppenheimer

By Tom Morton-Smith Directed by Angus Jackson Presented by the RSC at the Vaudeville Theatre on 31 March 2015 1939: fascism spreads across Europe, Franco marches on Barcelona and two German chemists discover the processes of atomic fission. In Berkeley, California, … Continue reading

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